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Teen Pregnancy

About 43 percent of teens ages 15 t 19 have ever had sex

Teen Pregnancy

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen births continue to decline in the U.S., but still more than 273,000 infants were born to teens ages 15 to 19 in 2013.

April 7, 2015

more than 1 in 4 teen girls who gave birth were ages 15 to 17, before teens typically complete high school

Younger teens still account for 1 in 4 teen births

Although births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years have declined, they still represent over a quarter of teen births - nearly 1,700 births a week, according to this month’s Vital Signs by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This reinforces the need for targeted interventions to prevent teen pregnancy.

April 8, 2014

teenagers holding hands

Nearly 20 percent of teen births are repeat births

Nearly one in five teen births is a repeat birth, according to a Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although teen births have fallen over the past 20 years, the number of repeat births remains high and there are substantial racial/ethnic and geographic differences.

April 2, 2013

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